We need free health care in this country for all. I just met someone who is $170,000 in medical debt for her son’s medical bills. Not only did she have to deal with the child’s illness but also with the hounding debt collectors. With no medical insurance, she is forced to pay for the ongoing treatment, eating up a large part of the family income. The bad debt has had a negative impact on the family’s credit score, bankruptcy is not an option, so they will continue to pay off the bad debt into infinity while the interest adds up. Dreams of buying a home seem out of reach without credit in this housing market.
I cannot believe this is happenning to such good people, they are so worthy and giving but this seems insurmountable. All they can do is keep chipping away at the mountain. I call on our leaders to do something real about this. I don’t want talk, I need to see action and decisive action at that. My family’s been blessed being in the military with full coverage. Soon we will retire and with 3 young children it scares me that we may not have the health coverage we need. It is ridiculous that people in this country are forced to decide between the life of their child and their good credit. Children are our precious resources, making sure they are in good health should be a top priority.
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